The bus rules are being read. Keep iPod music turned down. No drinking. No smoking. PG movies will be shown. Nothing illegal.
Roll call. Robert Redford is on the bus. So is Ester WILLIAMS and Nancy Wilson. Not the ones you are thinking about, but 54 people are on the bus on the way to D.C. For march on Washington . #marchonwashingtonajc
Logistical update. So at 8:30 pm, we arrive at bus yard in East Point FROM Marietta to get a new bus. Everyone seems cool with it. Better this than get stranded on the side of the road in South Carolina. #marchonwashingtonajc
President Bonner says a prayer. "Grant us safe travel and grace. Separately, we won't make it, but together we will make this journey in unity." #marchonwashingtonajc
One of the bus marshals believes that "God is slowing us down for a reason." She goes to the back and snags a slice of pizza. #marchonwashingtonajc
The transfer is almost complete. We are all on the new bus. It is hot, but Rick said the a/c will kick in soon. Just like '63. #marchonwashingtonajc
9:20 pm. The bus is moving. 2 hours and 20 minutes behind schedule. Nobody seems upset about the delay.
I am signing off now. We are on the road to Washington to observe the March on Washington. The AJC will be providing full coverage from Ernie Suggs, Angela Tuck, Monica Richardson & Kent Johnson, who has already shot some amazing photos. Follow us on AJC.com an myajc.com. If you at the march and see something, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. #marchonwashingtonajc
In Washington, D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel where the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is holding its national convention. Did you know the SCLC was formed in 1957. The success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott lead to the group's formation. Its mission at that time was in part to stir the consciousness of Christians through non violent social change. The Rev. Martin Luthet King Jr. Was SCLC's first president. #MarchonWashingtonajc
We are somewhere in South Carolina for gas. Almost there. #marchonwashingtonajc
Good morning from the road. 51 miles from DC. #marchonwashingtonajc
At 6 a.m. Saturday the lobby of the Grand Hyatt is abuzz with members of the National Urban League and the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity wearing their black and gold tshirts. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Was a member of this fraternity as is my colleague Ernie Suggs. At 7 a.m., around 400 marchers gathered on H Street carrying signs, pushing strollers and some were on walkers. It clear already that today's march will include lots of wide-eyed jg abd excited young narchers.